Panko Cauliflower Wings with Honey & Hot Sauce

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These crispy baked cauliflower wings are coated in panko breadcrumbs and served drizzled with honey and plenty of hot sauce for bags of flavour!

Fun and fancy cauliflower bites!

Plate of cauliflower wings on a blue background

Close up of cauliflower wings with hot sauce

I’m calling them cauliflower wings but are we fully on board with that fake wing concept? I don’t know, you could also think of them as cauliflower bites or crispy coated cauliflower. Whatever you want to call them…they are tasty!

The actual cauliflower part is pretty simple – each floret is coated in egg, flour and panko breadcrumbs mixed with paprika. 

Once they’re baked and they’re super crispy and cooked through you just need to grab you favourite hot sauce and some honey. A drizzle of both will give you the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.

Plate of cauliflower bites with a checked cloth and honey

Overhead shot cauliflower wings with hot sauce on a grey plate

Why we love these cauliflower wings…

They’re a great vegetarian alternative to chicken wings or any other of your usual bite sized snacks. You can serve these up at your next garden gathering and I promise they’ll be a hit.

It’s such an easy recipe to follow with just a couple of steps which means pretty much anybody can make it whatever your skill level.

You can definitely switch up the sauces and adapt the recipe to your preferences. The honey and hot sauce are an amazing combination but if you’d rather BBQ, ketchup…whatever then go for it!

Grey plate of cauliflowerbites on a blue background with honey and hot sauce

Close up of cauliflower with hot sauce on a grey plate

Crunchy Cauliflower Bites Ingredients

Cauliflower: This is cut up into bite sized florets.

Eggs, Flour, Panko & Paprika: Are your big four when it comes to coating your cauliflower.

Hot Sauce: You can really go for any hot sauce you like, pick your favourite! I went with sriracha.

Honey: Just a drizzle at the end adds the perfect sweetness to set off the heat from the hot sauce.


Plate of cauliflower pieces with a checked cloth

Cauliflower and hot sauce on a blue background

How to make panko cauliflower wings

Coat the cauliflower: Dip each piece of cauliflower in the beaten egg followed by a mixture of panko, flour and paprika then place on a line baking sheet.

Cook: Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and crispy.

Serve: Drizzle the cauliflower wings with a little honey and serve with hot sauce on the side.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…


Overhead shot of cauliflower bites with hot sauce on a blue surface

Honey on a honey drizzler

Want more? Try these other cauliflower recipes!

Plate of cauliflower pieces with a checked cloth

Panko Cauliflower Wings with Honey & Hot Sauce

These crispy baked cauliflower wings are coated in panko breadcrumbs and served drizzled with honey and plenty of hot sauce for bags of flavour!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings as a snack
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood


  • 1 head Cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 Eggs
  • 120 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Honey
  • Hot Sauce


  • Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Whisk together the eggs in a bowl. Mix the flour, breadcrumbs and paprika on a plate. Dip each piece of cauliflower in the egg then toss in the breadcrumbs to coat and place on a greaseproof paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in the hot oven for 15-20 minutes until browned and crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
  • Drizzle the cauliflower with the honey and put back in the oven for 5 minutes then serve with hot sauce of your choice on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Panko Cauliflower Wings with Honey & Hot Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 363mg10%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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  • Reply
    24/04/2021 at 9:24 PM

    5 stars
    What fancy cauliflower bites they are! I made them for our lunch today, and it was delicious! I think it would work perfectly as a snack while watching a movie…

  • Reply
    Tawnie Kroll
    24/04/2021 at 9:30 PM

    5 stars
    I always love finding new ways to enjoy cauliflower! Cannot wait to try this one out!

  • Reply
    24/04/2021 at 10:59 PM

    5 stars
    These were so delicious and easy to make! The perfect appetizer! My kids enjoyed them!

  • Reply
    24/04/2021 at 11:46 PM

    5 stars
    Oh wow! These are going to be gone so fast! They look amazing and so tasty! Making these tonight, so excited to try these!

  • Reply
    25/04/2021 at 2:50 AM

    5 stars
    I love cauliflower, and these wings look delicious! This looks like such a delicious appetizer.

  • Reply
    05/05/2021 at 12:35 PM

    Wow this recipe looks delicious, I definitely have to give these cauliflower bites a try!

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